Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
options, stay the course or throw the bum out. so what 2012, karen in the end, was it a referendum or a choice? that's the question that we kept having. >> it was the exact question we kept asking a year ago. given the state of the economy, given how most people felt whether the country was on the right track, it should have been a referendum on barack obama's performance. but his campaign was determined to make it a choice between him and mitt romney. and what was really remarkable is by time election day rolled around, the election had almost become a referendum on mitt romney. gwen: yeah, funny how they turned that around. after it was all over, a lot of the things we didn't believe during the campaign, the obama people said oh, we figured this out. we know who our voters are. we know where to spend the money. we thought they were boasting. and it turns out they were right. >> the one thing, really, i think defied everybody's expectations is what the obama campaign said they were going to do, was that they were going to turn out an electorate in 2012 that looked very much like t
Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
." tavis: there's only one person on this whole set that does that. that's karen. karen's the only one. >> karen? yeah, i just spoke to you. tavis: i get called many other things around here, but only karen calls me mr. smiley. >> you know, i don't know. i want to be with my people. that's what i want to be with. i mean, obviously, i've done a lot of things. i never thought i'd do them. i barely got out of high school and i look back at my life often and go, "wow, this was awesome!" but i don't know. you have to carry it forward, so i don't know what i'm gonna do with that. tavis: how often do you get a chance to interact with the kids who actually read your books? >> you know, that's the reason... tavis: you got a nice app, by the way, too. >> they did an amazing app of one of my books, my balloon book which is called "where do balloons go? an uplifting mystery" about loss and letting go and creativity. a company came to me and said, "we'd like to make an app of your book" and it's [bleep] fantastic, like crazy great. tavis: i saw it. >> it's so much fun. you make balloon animals and
Dec 28, 2012 7:30pm PST
" and karen tumulty of "the washington angeles times" and karen tumulty of "the washington post."